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Kentucky Derby the first of three annual U.S. horse races known as the Triple Crown.
Kenya an East African country on the Indian Ocean coast between Ethiopia and Tanzania.
Keogh plan a financial retirement plan, similar to an IRA, for self-employed persons and for the owners and employees of unincorporated businesses.
kepi a cylindrical cap with a flat top and a short horizontal visor, traditionally worn by members of the French armed forces.
kept past tense and past participle of keep.
keratectomy a surgical operation in which all or part of the cornea is removed.
keratin a hard animal protein which is the main constituent of horn, nails, feathers, beaks, and the like.
kerato- horn; hornlike. [2 definitions]
keratosis any disease of the skin characterized by horny growths. [2 definitions]
keratotomy surgical incision of the cornea to improve vision.
kerchief a square cloth, usually folded into a triangle, worn as a head covering or scarf.
kerf a groove, notch, or cut made in wood by a saw or other cutting tool, or the width of such a cut. [2 definitions]
kerfuffle (chiefly British; informal) a fuss, commotion, or agitated dispute.
kermes the dried bodies of the female of certain scale insects, from which a purple-red dye is obtained. [3 definitions]
kermis in the Netherlands and Belgium, an outdoor fair or carnival. [2 definitions]
kern in composing type, to reduce the space between (certain characters). [2 definitions]
kernel the seed contained within the husk of a nut or the stone of a fruit. [4 definitions]
kerning in composing type, a method of reducing the space between certain characters.
kerogen a substance found in certain sedimentary rocks, esp. shale, from which shale oil can be produced.
kerosene a thin liquid fuel obtained by distilling petroleum, coal shale, or the like.
Kerry blue terrier any of a breed of small dog with a long, narrow head, a soft, wavy bluish gray coat, and an erect, docked tail.